Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Dim Sum And Beef Noodle

My yee yee told me I should not miss the beef noodle at Lintas, Sabah. Therefore, we went there for brunch according to her plan.

Full of people!

Once I reached the place, I saw a familiar signboard; Foo Phing Dim Sum. This dim sum restaurant was established at Miri. However, it was closed down although the business was so good. No idea why, though.

The place which has great beef noodle was just next to Foo Phing Dim Sum. I grabbed a table at the beef noodle stall while my yee yee went to ta pao (take away) some dim sum. According to her, we couldn't order the dim sum to the beef noodle stall. Only ta pao is allowed. That's what I called business eh?

Har Gao (prawn dumplings), Siu Mai (meat dumplings), Char Siu Bao (barbecue pork buns).

Chee Cheong Fun (rice noodle rolls).

Anyway, she came back with few varieties of dim sum. Among all, I like the Chee Cheong Fun most. Maybe because it came with lots of belacan (shrimp paste). :)

Can you guess how much dim sum I ate? My yee yee forced kindly offered me to finish up one Char Siu Bao, two Har Gao, one and a quarter serve of Chee Cheong Fun and one Siu Mai. That's not the end of my brunch...

Beef Noodle Kueh Tiaw.

Here comes the long waiting Beef Kueh Tiaw. Love at first sight? No! This is the first time I saw some melons white radish floating in a bowl of Beef Kueh Tiaw. To make it worse, the broth did not seem to be thick enough.

Again, thin kueh tiaw.

But, but, but, I was wrong! Never judge a book by it's cover! The beef balls and the slices of beef were more than just good! The beef was not rough at all and the beef balls were springy. That's not all! The broth, which at first didn't look appealing to me, taste awesome too! I think the melonswhite radish did some tricks there. Awww... I don't know how to describe anymore. You just need to try it yourself. ;)

After finishing that whole big bowl of Beef Kueh Tiaw (my yee yee insisted that I should finish everything and not to share it with her!), I felt like cutting my stomach open and took out some of the food. I was just too full!

That's just beginning of the day. More eating coming up...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Carrots Cafe

I have to admit that it's always great to have friends around you who know how to bake. Why? Because they'll normally share their baking with you! ;)

Creamy, rich cheesecake.

Just recently, Carrots, a friend whom I've known since Primary 1, gave me a slice of her famous cheesecake. I've to tell you guys that she's real talented in baking!

Want to taste?

Her cheesecake? Marvelous! It's rich, smooth and creamy.

Carrots, I've already had a cafe named after you! It'll only be completed with a professional baker like you!

How about a Carrots Cafe?

Carrots Cafe, OPENING SOON! :D

P/s: It's actually a cafe or bakery in Sabah.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Kim Fah Restaurant

This restaurant I am going to write now is a restaurant where I had two meals there. It must be good, you might be thinking. However, you have to read the following in order to judge it yourself whether this restaurant is good or not.

Kim Fah Restaurant.

Kim Fah Restaurant is the restaurant I was referring to. It's located at Penampang somewhere near Beverly Hills Apartments. The reason I had two meals there is because my yee yee (mama's sis) was staying at that area and she was mentioning the food there is not bad.

Chai Xin with Pork.

My first meal there was for dinner during my first night in Sabah. First dish was chai xin with sliced pork. It's nothing to boast about except for the pork. The pork was real tender. I like! I heard there's some "secret" in this pork. People in Sabah called these pork "sheng rou" (生肉).

Salad Chicken.

My yee yee saw that the Salad Chicken looks not bad from her last visit. That's the reason for the second dish; Salad Chicken.

To me, it's just normal Salad Chicken. It would be better if they used some drumstick meat instead of all breast meat. It was a tad too dry for the meat.

Claypot To Fu with Pork.

Another common dish here. My yee yee told me that she should have ordered Claypot To Fu with Seafood instead as the Chai Xin was already cooked with pork already.

Nevertheless, I had no complain because I like the pork! :P

The total damage for that night? I have no idea because my yee yee foot the bill. Actually all the food I had in Sabah was proudly sponsored by my yee yee! Thanks Ah Foon Yee Yee! :)

Fried Kueh Tiaw with Beef and Black Beans.

Another morning, we had our breakfast at the same restaurant because my yee yee was too lazy to think of what to eat! Haha! Basically she had to cramp her head on the places to eat every night before she went to bed.

She ordered herself a serve of fried kueh tiaw with beef and black beans.

Look at this yummy slice of beef!

The kueh tiaw in Sabah is more towards the thinner type, unlike Miri's kueh tiaw. It's just like kueh chap. This plate of kueh tiaw taste quite nice with enough "wok hei". Too bad my yee yee commented the kueh tiaw was not that fresh.

Fried Kueh Tiaw in Egg Sauce.

I, on the other hand, tried their fried kueh tiaw in egg sauce ("Wat Dan Hor" in Cantonese).

Thinner kueh tiaw.

I must say this Wat Dan Hor is awesome. This is due to the fact that, I love my Wat Dan Hor with lots of sauce! That's the whole point, right? If not, why did I order fried kueh tiaw in sauce? Moreover, they fried it with loads of "sheng rou"! Yummy! While I am typing this, I have to hold my saliva from wetting my keyboard. Hehe.

I would say this restaurant is not the best but definitely not the worst. Out of 5 stars, I would give it 2.5. :)

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Anjung Perdana Tanjung Aru, Sabah

Finally, I managed to write about my Sabah food's post. It has been left there for quite a while, I know. Anyway, I'll try to update everything as soon as possible. :)

Anjung Perdana Tanjung Aru.

My first stop for food in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah is Anjung Perdana Tanjung Aru. Honestly, this place is not foreign to me anymore. Almost every time I visited Sabah, this place would never be missed.

So much fruits!

"Stall number 6", Allen instructed both Lik Jie and I. Aiya, he seems like the local Sabahan already. He knows which stall is the best lah. Haha!

That's actually a stall which sells different kind of drinks. Most of the drinks involve fruits. Just look at the photo...

ABC Special for me.

Don't-know-what-name-drink for Lik Jie.

Each of us ordered a bowl of ABC (Air Batu Campur which means ice mixed). Gosh, one bowl of ABC was so huge! For only RM3-4.50 each, I almost couldn't finish mine.

There are loads of varieties for this ABC at this stall but one bowl normally consists of fruits (lots of fruits!), jelly, cincau (grass jelly), chendol and of course, ice! A scoop of ice cream is optional but I doubt you can finish everything. Sharing is caring in this situation. ;)

Keropok Lekor.

Allen ordered this Keropok Lekor as snack. Too bad it didn't taste as nice as it looks. Maybe it wasn't serve hot, that's why it only taste a bit chewy instead of crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.

Lamb Satay.

As we didn't have our lunch during our 8 hours ride to Sabah, Allen decided to order ten sticks of lamb satay. Although the meat was lean and tender, I must say the meat wrapping the bamboo stick was so pathetic. I was disappointed...

In case anyone is interested to visit this food court, I strongly recommend the fruit stalls just beside this food court. Try their prickled mangoes and jambu batu (guava) and I'm sure you all would come back for more. :)

P/s: I forgot to mention that the fruit juice at the drink stalls is a must-try too! It is cheap with gigantic portion/glass!
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